Bench rate: $30 per hour + tax ($20 minimum)

Estimates and consultations: Free

Playing Condition Repairs:

•Instruments can be dropped off or worked on while you wait.

•These repairs include everything from minor adjustments to routine maintenance and emergency repairs.

•Customers are billed the hourly bench rate for the work that is needed.

Student and Intermediate Instrument Repair Services:

I am available to work on student and intermediate model saxophones, clarinets, & flutes. I believe that regardless of the level and ability of the player, it is important that the instrument is in good working order. Generally, most repairs for these types of  instruments will be playing condition jobs.  However, because student and intermediate model instruments are of a lesser value than a professional or vintage model, this needs to be taken into consideration when addressing what repairs are needed and the cost of the repairs. 

Please contact me to bring your instrument in for an estimate.  If you feel that it is in need of a repad or overhaul it is best for me to have the instrument in-hand to assess what is needed and estimate accordingly.

Professional Saxophone Repair Services:

Clean, Oil and Adjust (COA): starting at $350

•Includes disassembly and cleaning of the body, neck, rods, pivot screws, hinge tubes, pivot receivers and rollers

•Springs checked for overall integrity and wear/corrosion; cleaned and/or replaced when necessary

•Corks and felts replaced (as needed)

•Replace up to 4 pads (as needed; additional pads extra)

•Mechanism is lubricated and adjustments are made upon reassembly

 

Basic Overhaul (Re-pad): starting at $650

•Includes a Clean, Oil, and Adjust + replacing all pads, cork and felts

•Neck tenon fit (as needed)

•Minor key fitting and tone hole leveling (as needed)

 

Full Mechanical Overhaul: Average Cost $1,200

Every instrument has a different life and has different needs. Since an full mechanical overhaul addresses every aspect of the instrument, the work involved can be minimal, or in some cases, very extensive.  The best way to judge cost is to bring your instrument in for a free consultation.

A Full Mechanical Overhaul includes all the services of a Basic Overhaul along with these additional services:

•Straightening the body tube and minor dent work

•Leveling of tone holes

•Alignment of posts

•Straightening rods and hinge tubes

•Leveling pad cups and aligning pad cups with tone holes

•Key fitting; eliminating all lateral movement in the mechanism and fitting the keys to the rods and pivots screws

Professional Clarinet Repair Services:

Re-pads, and overhauls for clarinets will be assessed with the instrument in-hand only.

While the procedures are similar the average cost for these services is significantly less than the prices quoted for professional saxophone repairs.

Clean, Oil and Adjust (COA): starting at $150

•Includes disassembly and cleaning of hinge tubes, pivot receivers, rods and pivot screws

•Springs checked for overall integrity and wear/corrosion; cleaned and/or replaced when necessary

•Corks and felts replaced (as needed)

•Replace up to 4 pads (as needed; additional pads extra)

•Tenon corks replaced (as needed)

•Keys polished (as needed)

•Mechanism is lubricated and adjustments are made upon reassembly

Professional Flute Repair Services:

COA's re-pads, and overhauls for professional flutes will be assessed with the instrument in-hand only.

While the procedures are similar the average cost for these services is significantly less than the prices quoted for professional saxophone repairs.

FINAL ESTIMATES & PRICING are done with the instrument in-hand only. 

Every instrument has a different life and has different needs. It is virtually impossible to properly diagnose a problem and calculate the cost of a repair without looking over the instrument in detail. The prices listed above do not include sales tax and are to be used as a guide only.

 

Warranty:

Overhauls for student and intermediate instruments come with a 6 month warranty.   Overhauls on professional and vintage instruments come with a one year warranty.  This warranty is for all work performed and applies under conditions of normal use, but does not apply to defects that result from abuse or neglect. Warranties do not cover repair work that is not done by Tim Dolzine Woodwinds. Defects not included under this warranty include, but are not limited to: dents, bent or broken keys or rods, torn pads, or any other such damage deemed abusive. It is at the sole discretion of Tim Dolzine Woodwinds to determine if a defect is covered under this warranty.

 
 
 

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Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm

By Appointment Only

Located in the Marginy

New Orleans, LA

504-224-9991

timdolzine@yahoo.com

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